Anchors and anchoring presented by Dr. Kim Klakka – SoPYC Tuesday 16 November at 6.30pm.
• What is the best type of anchor?
• How big should my anchor really be?
• Should I use rope and chain anchor rode, or all chain?
• What is the best anchoring technique?
• Why is there so much conflicting advice out there?
This presentation will explore the above questions and may even answer a few of them.
Kim Klaka is a naval architect who established his first yacht design consultancy 50 years ago. He has sailed over 30,000 miles and dragged anchor in ten different countries. He holds a Masters degree and a Doctorate in sailing yacht performance, and was the Director of a university marine research centre. He has conducted numerous full scale trials on ships and boats, including anchoring trials. He holds the David Walters Memorial Medallion for services to yachting safety – only the fifth person ever to receive this award.
Kim is the editor of the Western Australian Cruising Guide (free download at ) and author of the e-book “Sailing Yacht Design: a guide for boat owners, crew and buyers” (available from all good on-line bookstores
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